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  • Writer's pictureMike Goldwater

SLSGB launch new membership recruitment drive

nCompass are pleased to announce a new partnership with Surf Life Saving GB - a national search and rescue charity of 8,500 members helping to make our beaches safer and more enjoyable.

Now our beaches are once again open for business, SLSGB Beach Wardens are being fully deployed across the country. SLSGB volunteers have been providing beach lifeguard training and coastal patrols for over 60 years, and train members aged from five years upwards in search and rescue, beach education, lifesaving and fitness skills. Working closely with CEO Tim Coventry, nCompass will be rolling out a new member recruitment drive - initially helping to raise the profile of the organisation and awareness of the invaluable work their members carry out. Already this year, there have been 11 life-saving 'interventions'.

Clubs are now able to meet again, albeit under strict Covid-19 regulations, so physical beach and water training can recommence, alongside the virtual sessions hosted by renowned SLSGB National Operations & Safety Manager, Adey Mayhew. SLSGB is the awarding body for the highest standard of Beach Lifeguard qualification in the country and has a strategic partnership with the RNLI, providing a joint lifeguard service and beach patrol. All SLSGB’s lifesaving qualifications are recognised nationally and internationally, and are a qualification of preference for the RNLI Professional Lifeguard Service.

The organisation also promotes Life Saving Sport - a multi-disciplined activity to develop lifesaving skills and keep Lifeguards 'Rescue Ready'. It takes place in the pool, on the beach and in the sea, with close ties to swimming, athletics, kayaking, rowing, surfing and power boating.


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